Specialty Contacts

Contact lenses are an excellent alternative to eyeglasses. They provide a more natural appearance, a view that is not obstructed by the frame of the eyeglasses, and they are an excellent option for athletes. While wearing contacts can be beneficial in many ways, certain eye conditions can make it difficult for some people to wear them. However, there are specialty contact lenses that can help people who are suffering from eye conditions. If your eyes are considered as difficult-to-fit, then our doctors of optometry at Granite Pointe Eye Inc. in Roseville, CA can help find the best specialty contacts for you.

Specialty Contacts

Rigid Gas-Permeable Lenses

Rigid gas permeable lenses are made of durable plastic that allows more oxygen to get to the eye. These lenses don't contain water like soft lenses do, therefore, the proteins and lipids in your tears won't accumulate. There are several difficult-to-fit conditions that these lenses can treat, such as keratoconus, dry eye, giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC) and astigmatism.

Piggyback Lenses

If you find gas-permeable lenses uncomfortable, you can wear a soft lens underneath to provide a layer of cushion.

Scleral Specialty Contacts

These lenses rest on the white of your eye and vault over the cornea. They are often prescribed to patients with misshapen corneas, such as keratoconus. Scleral contacts don't sit on the cornea, so they are useful if you have dry eye.

Toric Lenses

Toric lenses are soft lenses that are used to treat astigmatism.

Multifocal Lenses

At the age of 40, you are prone to presbyopia. This condition makes it difficult to see objects up close. Multifocal lenses contain one prescription for distance and another for close-up vision.

If you have a condition that makes it difficult for you to wear traditional soft contact lenses, our doctors of optometry at Granite Pointe Eye Inc. in Roseville, CA can fit you with the best difficult-to-fit contacts for your condition. Whether you need soft contacts or specialty lenses, we can fit you with the correct contacts. To schedule a contact lens exam, give our optometry team a call at 916-797-6747.


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